1111 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97204
February 18, 2005 00:00
Funds raised will support the Portland Police Bureau Cadet Program
On Monday, February 21, 2005, at 12:00 p.m., at the Jantzen Beach Double Tree Hotel located at 909 N. Hayden Island Drive, Chief Derrick Foxworth and Captain Dorothy Elmore, will plunge into the frigid Columbia River to show support for the Portland Police Cadet Program. They will be jumping with the Police Cadet who raises the most money for the 5th Annual Polar Bear Jump. The monies raised by Cadets and Officers seeking pledges will be used to purchase necessary equipment like ballistic vests, police radios, and flashlights.
Participants will gather in Maxi’s Bar starting at noon, for a safety briefing and recognition ceremony. Linda Hornbuckle will sing the National Anthem and Captain Elmore will address the Cadets.
Participants will jump into the water from the Double Tree Hotel boat dock at Jantzen Beach. Jumpers will enter the water in pairs and are encouraged to wear costumes. Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes.
A river patrol boat from Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office, Fireboat 17 from the Portland Fire Bureau and a Paramedic unit from American Medical Response will be on hand to assist with the event.
The Portland Police Cadet Program is a unit of the School Police Division. The program is a volunteer organization for the young people ages 16-21. Last year the Portland Police Cadets volunteered over 25,000 hours of service to the Police Bureau and the community.
If you have questions about this event or if you like to make a donation, please contact Officer Alison Schleich at the School Police Division, (503) 823-2166.
Sgt. Pete Simpson